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WAGC Malaysia 2017 – Getting There

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
WAGC Malaysia 2017 – Getting There

It wasn’t that long ago that travelling to the other side of the world would take days or even weeks. Fortunately, modern technology has led to modern airliners that can make the journey in only hours. Now, I love to travel as much as the next guy, but spending nearly 24 hours on a plane […]

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MLA Tour XDream Putter

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
MLA Tour XDream Putter

When it comes to putting, I’ve tried it all. I’ve always considered putting to be my weakness, even if the numbers don’t support that. Turns out I’m a good putter for my handicap, so perhaps I’m being a little too hard on myself. It’s just that I expect to make more putts than I do, […]

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By The Numbers: Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
By The Numbers: Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship

The 34th Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship will tee off next week, on Monday August 28, 2017 with over 3000 golfers representing more than twenty countries. It’s the largest golf tournament of its kind in the world.  The 72-hole net stroke play tournament will just about take over Myrtle Beach. One of the highlights of […]

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Walkers Rejoice! Sun Mountain Has Your Back

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Walkers Rejoice! Sun Mountain Has Your Back

I won’t get into the debate on economics of golf cart rentals and health benefits of walking, but it’s estimated that roughly 70% of golf rounds in the USA are played in golf carts, and that number seems to be growing. Part of the reason is that many courses are forcing people to rent a […]

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WITB – June 2017

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
WITB – June 2017

My very first WITB post was written in September of 2015 before I left for the WAGT National Championship in Pennsylvania. Since then a lot has changed. In fact, nothing from that bag remains in play for me today, including the bag itself! All fourteen clubs have changed, I got a new staff bag from […]

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15 Ways To Make Dad Happy On Father’s Day

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
15 Ways To Make Dad Happy On Father’s Day

This year Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 18th in the United States and if you are reading this there’s a good chance your father plays golf and you are looking for gift suggestions. Heck, you may even be a father looking for ideas of what to drop hints to your family about. Either way, […]

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Destination: Morocco – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort

| June 7, 2017 | 1 Comment
Destination: Morocco – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort

Just an hour from Casablanca and 20 minutes from the historic 16th century Portuguese port of El Jadida lies over 600 acres of paradise that remains largely undiscovered by golf tourists. The paradise I’m referring to is Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort. This $370 million oasis opened in 2009 and sits on a seven kilometer […]

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Experience the Daytona Beach Double Feature

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Experience the Daytona Beach Double Feature

The Daytona Beach area has been home for me since 1997, and one of the reasons I’ve been here for 20 years is because I love the combination of small town feel with big city amenities that are unique to Volusia County and its 500,000 residents. The beaches are uncrowded, restaurant and hotel prices are […]

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Hilton Head Island’s Golf Gems

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hilton Head Island’s Golf Gems

All eyes were on “Golf Island” in April as the PGA TOUR came to Hilton Head. The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing – a Lowcountry tradition and South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event – was played on the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort on April 13 – 16. Both on […]

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Swing Oil – Supplement Science or Clever Marketing?

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Swing Oil – Supplement Science or Clever Marketing?

“Swing Oil” is a slang term golfers sometimes use referring to a stiff drink or painkillers to help them loosen up to play golf. In my personal experience, when I talk about taking some swing oil it usually means popping three Advil about an hour before teeing off. I have a friend who’s version of […]

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Tiger Woods Undergoes Fourth Back Surgery

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tiger Woods Undergoes Fourth Back Surgery

Tiger Woods announced today that he has undergone a successful procedure on his back, performed by Dr. Richard Guyer of the Center for Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute. Whew, that was a mouthful. This is Tiger’s fourth back surgery following previous procedures on herniated discs in his back. He’s been dealing with Sciatica […]

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2017 Masters Tournament By The Numbers

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Masters Tournament By The Numbers

It’s that time again – Masters week! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to spend several hours a day this week pretending to work while watching TV and streaming coverage online. The Masters.org website does a great job with streaming coverage and I highly recommend it. Let’s take a quick look at the […]

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2017 PGA Show – 6 More Standout Products

| January 27, 2017 | 1 Comment
2017 PGA Show – 6 More Standout Products

We’ve been walking around the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando for a few days and we’re overwhelmed as usual with the sheer size of it and the volume of information that is available to attendees. Day two at the show was more of the same. With over 1000 companies exhibiting their products & services it’s […]

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2017 PGA Show – 6 Standout Products

| January 26, 2017 | 3 Comments
2017 PGA Show – 6 Standout Products

For the golf industry, the biggest day of the new year arrived on Wednesday, January 25th with the opening of the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show. We walked around the massive Orange County Convention Center yesterday and took in all the sights and sounds. As one of my friends who was attending for the first time […]

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2016 Year in Review

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
2016 Year in Review

2016 was an interesting year in golf. As it does almost every year, the golf world started the year with great optimism and enthusiasm at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. However, it wasn’t all good news for the game of golf in 2016. Let’s take a look back at the highs and lows of […]

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Destination: Morocco

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment
Destination: Morocco

Here in the western hemisphere, Morocco is not a country that most people would have on their short list as a potential overseas vacation destination. You don’t have to have a degree political science to understand why many American tourists tend to avoid Islamic nations like Morocco. It’s unfortunate because there’s no reason for anyone […]

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Can Hybrid Courses Save Golf?

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Can Hybrid Courses Save Golf?

Whenever I participate in a discussion about growing the game of golf, I’m reminded of a line from a movie I saw a few years ago that goes: “When a forrest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.” What I’m trying to say is – Like the forrest that burns down, the […]

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The Search for the Perfect 3-Wood

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Search for the Perfect 3-Wood

My golf buddies are well aware of my struggle. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my three wood for a long time. For whatever reason – and there have been many – I have had a terrible time trying to find the right combination of loft, club head and shaft to make a three wood […]

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Farewell to the King

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Farewell to the King

Last night as I was watching the PGA Tour Champions playoff in Canada between Colin Montgomery and Scott McCarron, the broadcast cut to the Golf Channel studios where Rich Lerner delivered the news. Arnold Palmer had passed away at the age of 87. The announcement made an already somber day downright miserable, as I was […]

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Biion Builds a Better Golf Shoe

| September 20, 2016 | 2 Comments
Biion Builds a Better Golf Shoe

Since taking up golf in the early 1990’s, I’ve tried on a lot of different golf shoes. In fact, my golf shoe collection is getting a bit ridiculous with over two dozen pairs and counting. However, I have only three or four favorites that I wear consistently. The rest only come out once in a […]

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